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CollectionsYour library (1,658), Currently reading (2), Read and Own (38), Read but unowned (18), To read (6), Library Book (8), Favorites (3), Wishlist (4), Donated (32), All collections (1,665)

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Tagsfiction (103), literature (79), sci-fi (58), classic (39), nonfiction (37), humor (37), Fiction (35), Donation Miya (32), Literature (30), Shakespeare (30) — see all tags

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About meI am a photographer and a bit of a poet-type writer, too. Reading is a great pleasure to me; especially, now days.

For many years now, I have had sleep apnea. It was only within the last 3 years that I finally had it diagnosed and treated. And in spite of being a skinny kid growing up, I had it back in my schooling days, too. So, because of this, I am doing a lot of rereads with a vigor I had never experienced before. I feel very grateful about that.

About my libraryI love books and I collect them for that reason.

There is no real way of describing my library except to say it is an extension of my addiction for ideas, imagination, and information. Most of what I own is stuff that looked interesting to me at the time. I indulge in classics, contemporary literature (postmodernism), art (surrealism especially), reference (factoids), and so many other things that I love to pore over. I even go to used bookstores (where I get most of my books) to relax and unwind from a stressful day at work.

GroupsAmerican Postmodernism, Avant-garde theatre, Banned Books, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bizarro Fans, Dada & Surrealism, Erotica, Happy Heathens, Infinite Jesters, Japanese Cultureshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Woody Allen, Clive Barker, William S. Burroughs, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bathroom Readers' Institute, James Joyce, Stephen King, Gary Larson, H. P. Lovecraft, Henry Miller, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Anaïs Nin, Thomas Pynchon, William Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAdams Avenue Book Store, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Mira Mesa, Bay Books, Bluestocking Books, BOOKOFF San Diego, Borders - Gaslamp, Controversial Bookstore, Fifth Avenue Books, Footnote Books, Maxwell's House of Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Nina's Books, On Comic Ground, Upstart Crow Trading Company, Wahrenbrock’s Book House, William Burgett Bookseller (Burgett Books & Collectables)

Favorite librariesCoronado Public Library, San Diego Public Library - Central Library

Other favoritesSan Diego Comic-Con International 2008

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Real nameDaniel Stafford


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Member sinceAug 30, 2006

Currently readingA Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources And Contexts for Pynchon's Novel by Steven C. Weisenburger
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

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